General Practice Updates

General Practice Updates Australia | People Medical Consulting

In a constantly changing environment, we summarise the most important updates for General Practitioners. 

This week’s summary includes updates from:

  • The Department of Health
  • AHPRA
  • AMC
  • ACRRM
  • RACGP

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Total Coronavirus Cases – 

Here’s a snapshot of Covid-19 situation in Australia*:

* table of Covid numbers taken from DOH

Find out more: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

Request a review of a DPA or DWS classification – 

The Distribution Working Group (DWG) provides independent advice in response to concerns raised about an area’s DPA classification.

The group assesses applications to review and re-assess an area’s non-DPA status.

Each application must have the support and engagement of the Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) in their state or territory.

Anyone can apply for an assessment. Applicants must work with their RWA to see if existing incentives and support meet their needs. DPA review applications must address the assessment criteria.

Read more: 

https://www.peoplemedical.com.au/request-a-review-of-a-dpa-or-dws-classification/

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/doctorconnect/about-working-in-australia/request-a-review-of-a-dpa-or-dws-classification

No new DPA classification update has been released yet.  

AMC

AMC MCQ Exam Dates and Venues – 

AMC MCQ exams scheduled until August 2023 are now available. Kindly check this link for the dates and venues:

https://www.amc.org.au/assessment/mcq/mcq-examination-events/

AMC Clinical Exam Dates and Venues – 

Applications for the July – Aug 2022 clinical exams are now closed.

ACRRM

Independent Pathway – 

Applications and suitability assessment for the ACRRM IP January 2023 cohort will close on 22 August 2022.

Apply here: https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/independent-pathway 

RGTS –

Applications for the ACRRM Rural Generalist Training Scheme January 2023 cohort are now closed.

AGPT-

Applications for the 2023 Intake 2 will open on 01 August 2022.  

Click here for more information:

https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/agpt

RVTS –

Applications for January 2023 Fellowship Training will open in 15th August and will end on the 4th of September.

Read here to know more: 

https://www.acrrm.org.au/fellowship/pathways/rvts

RACGP

RACGP makes it compulsory for non-VR doctors to be in any of its 3 approved programs, namely: AGPT, PEP or RVTS to be eligible for RACGP examinations. 

AGPT – 

Applications for AGPT’s 2nd intake will open on 8th August until 30th August. 

FSP-

Applications for the FSP opened last July 4 and will end on the 15th July 2022. The first entry assessment will be conducted in October in time for the first intake which shall begin on 23 January 2023.

Click here for more details: https://www.racgp.org.au/education/imgs/fellowship-pathways/fellowship-programs-for-imgs/fellowship-support-program

AHPRA

AHPRA has decided to temporarily accept these English language tests beginning 21 Feb 2022 due to the many disruptions brought about by the Covid lockdowns:

  • OET computer-based test and the [email protected] test for applications received until 21 February 2023

For more information, click here: 

https://www.ahpra.gov.au/News/2022-02-21-Temporary-acceptance-of-additional-English-language-tests.aspx

3GA PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES:

  • ACRRM AGPT applications for 2023 Intake 2 will open on 01 August 2022.
  • ACRRM Independent Pathway applications for the January cohort will close on 22 August 2022.
  • ACRRM RGTS applications for the January 2023 cohort are now closed.
  • ACRRM RVTS applications for Intake 2 will be from 15 August to 4 September 2022.
  • RACGP FSP applications for the 2023 FSP intake will open in July 2022. First entry exam will be in October 2022.
  • RACGP AGPT applications for 2nd intake will open from 8th to 30th August.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER IN 3RD QUARTER OF 2022:

  • 15 Jul KFP Assessment. Results will be released on 6 Oct.
  • 16 Jul AKT Assessment. Results will be released on 8 Sep.
  • 4 Aug Release of CCE Results
  • 10 Aug Ekka People’s Day

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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? 

Our team offers General Practitioners assistance with finding jobs and a career pathway, and Medical Facilities to find a new Medical Practitioner. We also help with the full application process with AHPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, Department of Health, Medicare including 19AA & 19AB. If we can help, please contact us at [email protected]

People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.

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